First Snow on Lake Grimsel Dam
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First Snow on Lake Grimsel Dam

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Der Grimselsee ist mit einem effektiv genutzten Volumen von 95 Mio. m3 der grösste Speichersee im Grimselgebirge. In der gleichen Region werden auch noch der Oberaarsee, Räterichsbodensee und der Gelmersee gestaut. Der See ist über den Grimselpass zu erreichen, an der Westseite des Sees befindet sich der Unteraargletscher. Im See versunken liegt das alte Grimselhospiz, welches vor der Flutung bis auf die Grundmauern abgebrochen wurde.

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